Gallery: Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission ...

 

Mankind’s first mission to Mars is tentatively set for 2030, and scientists and engineers are busy working out the details of the unprecedented trip. One big issue revolves around the Mars-bound astronauts’ diet – nutritionists believe that pre-packaged food will not be enough, so they are working on developing a space-safe kitchen garden. The garden will provide the astronauts with fresh veggies and herbs, it will clean the air on the space craft, and it will be able to filter water for drinking.

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